REI Free Weekend: Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

Registration closed


  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 12 people
  • Instructor REI Climbing Instructor

We're celebrating in anticipation of the new REI North Conway opening it's doors in September, by offering free day outings! Join REI to learn the fundamentals of outdoor rock climbing in this hands-on experience. We'll focus on building the skills you need to continue your climbing journey, including proper belay techniques to keep your fellow climbers protected while they're off the ground. We'll cover necessary knots and give you the chance to practice basic outdoor climbing techniques, with some personalized instruction along the way. REI will provide all of the necessary climbing equipment for this great first-time experience. Meet at Cranmore Mountain Resort (look for the REI tent), transportation will be provided to and from there to Echo Roof - Whitehorse Ledge - Echo Lake State Park. Bring to class: Closed toe shoes, daypack, water, snacks, weather-appropriate clothing, sun protection, personal climbing shoes/harness (optional). Stick around post-climb for complimentary refreshments at Cranmore!